Friday 6 November
Everything old is new again
Thursday 17 September 2020 to Sunday 13 December 2020
New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington
Six of our most prominent artists — John Pule, Séraphine Pick, Sarah Munro, Lisa Reihana, Heather Straka and Mel Baldwin – have made new, or have provided existing artworks based on original Turnbull collection items. This exhibition highlights the contemporary relevance of the Alexander Turnbull Library, 100 years after it first opened.
Part of: ATL 100
Wellington as we were – Archival footage from the last century
Tuesday 27 October 2020 to Saturday 14 November 2020
Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington
Explore Wellington as it was. This special compilation features unique and recently preserved footage of Wellington – from the seat of Government to the coolest little capital. The footage will be playing on loop during Library hours.
Verb Festival Opening Night: The Best Letter I Never Received
Friday 6 November 2020, 6pm to 7:30pm
Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington
In this special opening event for Verb Festival 2020, eight writers read to us the best letters they have never received. Featuring Behrouz Boochani, Mohamed Hassan, Miriam Lancewood and more.